Sally and Jane go to Wensbury show and win a piglet in the raffle. Jane catches a loose pony when the rider falls off in the ring. The girls are rewarded when Anna, owner of Samba, invites them to go and ride at her luxurious stables.
Sally peered at her alarm clock as daylight filtered through the curtains and leapt out of bed and pulled on a polo shirt and jeans. From underneath the bed she found her comfy trainers and pulled them on.
In the farmhouse kitchen she ate a hasty breakfast and glanced at the kitchen clock. Her Dad, Len, a tenant farmer on Oakridge farm, was out milking the cows.
Mum, Laura walked in the door carrying a basket of eggs.
‘Have you got a coat and what about sandwiches?’ she said smiling at her daughter. She lifted the eggs carefully from the basket and put them in a bowl on the kitchen cupboard.
‘Yes Mum, I’ve made some sandwiches and I’m taking a packet of crisps for lunch,’ said Sally as she put her breakfast bowl in the sink. It was the day of Wensbury show, and she was going with her best friend Jane.
‘Are you ready Sally?’ Shouted her dad from the yard.
Sally put her lunchbox into the rucksack and grabbed her coat from the back of the chair.
‘Bye Mum, see you around tea time,’ she said and ran out the door into the yard.
Father and daughter chatted as the Land rover trundled down the country lane.
Jane stood waiting at her garden gate. As the truck stopped at her house, she opened the door and scrambled into the passenger seat beside Sally.
‘Thanks for the lift Mr Ross,’ said Jane, grinning at her friend.
Horse boxes and cars trundled along the lane through Amble village. An old man raised his walking stick in greeting to the drivers, a grin on his wizened face.